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Analysts: Poor Planning Boosted Iraq Costs

The Bush administration's recent request for $87 billion to fund postwar efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan has pushed the cost of intervention in Iraq far above early White House estimates. Analysts say the White House failed to plan for costs associated with looting and sabotage and overestimated Iraq's oil revenue potential. Hear NPR's John Ydstie.

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